Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology

Postmodern American Fiction: A Norton Anthology

by Paula Geyh
     
 

From William S. Burroughs to David Foster Wallace, Postmodern American Fiction offers up witty, risky, exhilarating, groundbreaking fiction from five decades of postwar American life.
It includes works by sixty-eight authors: short fiction, novels, cartoons, graphics, hypertexts, creative nonfiction, and theoretical writings. This is the first anthology to

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From William S. Burroughs to David Foster Wallace, Postmodern American Fiction offers up witty, risky, exhilarating, groundbreaking fiction from five decades of postwar American life.
It includes works by sixty-eight authors: short fiction, novels, cartoons, graphics, hypertexts, creative nonfiction, and theoretical writings. This is the first anthology to do full justice to the vast range of American innovation in fiction writing since 1945.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393316988
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
351,554
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
4
from The Crying of Lot 494
15
Nova Express15
25
See the Moon?26
Sentence33
37
Trout Fishing in America38
42
Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo43
55
Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down55
65
In the Heart of the Heart of the Country66
84
Breakfast of Champions85
94
The Pale Pink Roast94
99
Ardor/Awe/Atrocity99
111
from The American Woman in the Chinese Hat111
115
Bluegill116
120
Living with Contradictions121
127
from In Cold Blood127
141
The Armies of the Night141
146
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name146
152
The Rainbow Stories153
161
Dictee161
174
How to Tell a True War Story174
183
Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza184
196
Krazy Kat197
211
Come Over Come Over212
216
Stories from the Nerve Bible216
226
A Night at the Movies226
241
Tooth Imprints on a Corn Dog242
255
Memories of My Father Watching T.V.256
263
Premature Autopsies264
271
Shiloh271
281
Wild at Heart282
294
from Maus295
301
from Beloved301
306
The Ghost Writer307
321
from Ceremony322
331
The Leather Man332
338
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341
Captivity342
345
Catch-22345
362
Lyndon362
396
The Turn of the Screw396
409
Great Expectations409
415
Chimera416
443
City of Glass443
449
from Paul Auster's City of Glass450
458
Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book458
470
Neveryona470
484
The Youngest Doll485
488
Housekeeping489
497
The Cariboo Cafe497
512
The Gernsback Continuum512
519
Schrodinger's Cat520
She Unnames Them525
526
White Noise527
537
The Female Man537
548
Feral Lasers548
554
Imago555
561
Snow Crash561
568
Generation X568
573
from I Have Said Nothing574
576
from afternoon, a story577
583
from Stories: Out and Out: Attacks/Ways Out/Forays583
585
Toward a Concept of Postmodernism586
595
Public Access595
603
from A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century603
622
Postscript to The Name of the Rose622
624
Postmodern Blackness624
631
Simulacra and Simulation631
637
Conclusions637
649
from Woman, Native, Other649
654
from Postmodernism and Consumer Society654
Permissions Acknowledgments665
Index671

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